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On the anniversary of Scottish music festival T in the Park’s 20 anniversary, two impressions might have struck those few who like to analyse their festivals rather than just file the memories away for a rainy day. They both go hand in hand – namely, that this is a festival which has exorcised the two-decade shadow of The Stone Roses’ ghost following their long, long-awaited headline appearance last year, and that it’s consequently one of the first to embrace a belatedly 21-century line-up in which futurist pop has at least as big a role to play as trad guitar rock.

Album: Jon Fratelli, Psycho Jukebox (Island)

On his solo debut, Jon Fratelli continues to mine the knack for an infectious hook that powered the ubiquitous "Chelsea Dagger".

Madness, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Nutty Boys leave them skastruck

The Stone Roses - A 'classic' that is nothing but fool's gold

The Stone Roses may have been the most overrated band ever, claims Fiona Sturges. So why are people getting excited about the re-release of their self-titled debut album?

The Horrors - How to survive on the outside

Once dismissed as fashion victims, The Horrors have forged a distinct identity with their second album. Nick Hasted meets them as they graduate to the big league

Island life comes to London

U2 made a surprise appearance at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last week, for one of a series of five concerts to celebrate 50 years of Island Records.

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Christian O’Connell, the breakfast show host at the station formerly known as Virgin, tells Ian Burrell why a change of plan will see people tuning in again

Groovy old men: The rise of the silver swingers

Forget the shed and slippers – today's men of a certain age are more at home at a Guillemots gig or in aBond Street boutique. John Walsh keeps pace with the generation that time can't touch

Preview: Summer Series, Somerset House, London

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Madonna wows the crowd at free Kent festival

Madonna wowed a 12,000-strong crowd with tracks from her new album, Hard Candy, at her only UK festival appearance of the summer – at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Maidstone, Kent.

REM and the Verve teed up for Scotland's big festival

REM and the Verve will headline this year's T In The Park music festival.

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